I'm a fan of Durant's works, but this book is mis-named! It should have been called something like 'History of the World from 30,000 feet'. I figured someone with Durant's vast knowledge would have hand-picked some of the greatest hero stories of history to comprise this volume. Not so.
If you love to hear from a writer that can't describe the action without extreme profanity, this is your book
I found the first part of the story to be very engaging. I didn't listen to all of it due to bad language (frequent F- words, etc.). I hold little respect for an author who chooses to write in profanity - even when quoting someone. It is just as easy to paraphrase, maintain dignity, and convey the appropriate sentiment. Two stars for the author's lack in this regard.
This could have been a beautiful story. Frank endured things which can make one great. I would warn anyone looking for a soul-inspiring story that this book, while generally a wonderful story, is littered with crassness, and disgusting episodes of self indulgence.
This narrative offers something for parents and children alike. I was surprised that even our 4 year old son asks to listen to Cheaper By the Dozen. Entertaining and inspiring!
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